GIVEAWAY: Princess Awesome Busy Trains Dress + Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly Boxed Set

The perfect last minute Christmas gift pack: a train-tastic dress, a book, CD & toy...and the chance to win this prize pack, too! My go-to gift for the wonderful girls in my life  -- my daughters, goddaughters and nieces -- are Princess Awesome dresses. And the Princess Awesome Busy Dresses are the crown jewels of the collection!The first ever “play-able” dress, the Trains Busy Dress features trains and tracks carefully stitched onto a soft, stretchy dress that twirls perfectly. Read more...

Skincando Services, Skin Care and Sale!

Sara Damelio of Skincando has a new out of this world treatment and a once-a-year only sale that I just had to tell you about! I am a massive fan of Sara Damelio, the creator of Skincando, and eco-aesthetician of green beauty treatments at the Emerald Door Spa (located right on the Silver Spring/Chevy Chase/NW DC border). Sara is one of the country’s first eco-facialists and has been practicing and studying natural skincare for over 15 years.Sara's facials have done wonders to Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Busch Gardens Christmas Town Getaway!

My family and I drove down to Williamsburg for a festive holiday family getaway, and the highlight of the kids' time there was definitely Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!Read on to hear about why this trip rocks, and at the end enter to win your own family getaway to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town, complete with park tickets, a hotel stay for your family and more! Select days between Thanksgiving and Jan. 1, 2018, holiday season lovers of all ages are invited Read more...

Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens: Holiday Must-Do (and Giveaway!)

Nothing will fill you with more holiday happiness than walking through Garden of Lights with your family!Pick an evening between now and New Year's Day to visit Brookside Gardens and experience the dazzling Garden of Lights. It's magical and marvelous for literally every age, baby to grandparent. My family and I have attended every year since 2004 and it keeps getting better and better. Strolling through this winter wonderland is one of our favorite holiday traditions.This year we Read more...

The Best ICE at Gaylord National EVER: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

My family and I have made a holiday pilgrimage to experience Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! attraction each year since its inception. But I have to say, this year's display featuring the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite ICE! to date. If you have always wanted to don those snazzy blue parkas, see the colorful ice sculptures and slide down those massive ice slides, this year is the year!Of course, ICE! is just one element of Gaylord National Resort complete holiday Read more...

Best Black Friday Deals and Holiday 2017 Trends

This morning on Fox 5 DC I had a great time talking about the best Black Friday deals coming at us soon, as well as the top trends for Holiday 2017!My picks for your Black Friday holiday shopping:LUX LED Lighting  I'm obsessed with these gorgeous, high tech and sleek LED lights for the home! From Black Friday through December 26th, LUX LED Lighting is offering 30 percent off with promo code LUXLIGHTS. Even better, with each purchase LUX LED Lighting will donate one solar Read more...

Best Movies Based in DC (and their Iconic Locations)

I still get excited when my adopted hometown of Washington, DC is featured in a movie. My heart sings when I watch real live on-location shots in DC, as well as films set in DC and faithfully represented (though possibly shot elsewhere).I especially love catching a glimpse of some of my favorite Washington addresses on film, such as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle and more. Addressy, the address verification service for websites, Read more...

“Shel” We Dance: Kids Ballet at Arts Barn November 4

"Shel" We Dance at Gaithersburg Arts BarnThe whimsical poems of Shel Silverstein come to life through dance on November 4, 2017.This ballet is inspired by the works of Shel Silverstein and is a perfect day at the ballet for children. Presented by Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble, the poems of Shel Silverstein are happily, crazily and engagingly interpreted through dance. Meet the performers and enjoy snacks and a craft activity afterwards. Recommended for ages 4 and up.November Read more...

Visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement

If you are looking for an affordable but incredibly exciting walk through history, I have just the drivable trip for you. Head to the Yorktown's American Revolution Museum and Jamestown Settlement in America's Historic Triangle in Williamsburg, Virginia. Both of these destinations will make bring American history to life in a modern, engaging way for your family.The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation recently invited my family and I to take in the Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Read more...